8/25/16: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.

Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service!

“You’re not alone on this.” – President Obama visits Baton Rouge

Yesterday, President Obama visited Baton Rouge, Louisiana, meeting with families and first responders affected by the floods. Learn more about the President’s visit and help with the recovery: go.who.go/LAflood

8/24/16: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing

Makerspace Organizers Meeting

Continuing to build the President’s Nation of Makers initiative, this event will gather those who run, support, and/or are involved with makerspaces
around the country to increase awareness, engagement, and support for the movement while simultaneously connecting makerspace organizers to
Federal resources (grants and programs) they otherwise might not know exist.

Announcing the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

This week, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, President Obama designated the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument encompassing awe-inspiring mountain, forests and waters of north-central Maine

First Lady Michelle Obama Announces the Winner of the Reach Higher Career App Challenge

The First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative and the U.S. Department of Education today announced ThinkZone Games as the grand prize winner in the Reach Higher Career App Challenge, a prize competition to promote the development of mobile app solutions that will help students navigate education and career pathways, including career and technical education (CTE). ThinkZone Games will receive $100,000 and additional sponsor prizes for its career exploration mobile app Hats & Ladders. To learn more, please go to http://www.edprizes.com

President Obama Delivers a Statement to the Press

Baton Rouge, LA

The White House LGBT Tech & Innovation Briefing

The LGBT Tech & Innovation Briefing will bring approximately 180 innovative and talented LGBT technology leaders together to tackle some of the
world’s greatest challenges. They will spend the day learning about different issues and breaking out into teams to come up with ways to solve specific
problems including: gun violence prevention, gender equity, big data and privacy, voting rights, the environment, prison reform, energy, and LGBT and
racial diversity inclusion in the tech industry.

8/22/16: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing